BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Students at Hernando High School are mourning the loss of a fellow student who was killed in a late-night shooting Tuesday in South Brooksville, Hernando County Schools confirmed to 10 Tampa Bay.
Junior Isabella Scavelli, 17, was shot and killed, district spokesperson Karen Jordan said.
According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, two people were taken to the hospital after they were shot in the area of Hazel Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. One person was Scavelli, who later died, according to the school district.
"Isabella was part of the HHS tennis team and is described by her teachers as an energetic, kind and joyful student," Jordan said in a statement.
Deputies said they were called around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after a report of a double shooting. When they arrived, deputies said they found two people who had been shot.
The unknown shooter was nowhere to be found when deputies arrived on the scene.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the area of Hazel Avenue was closed to traffic while deputies investigated the shooting.